LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- One local nonprofit that assists people in emotional distress during interactions with emergency responders and law enforcement, is recruiting more volunteers and holding a training academy in February.

The Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada aims to meet a growing demand for its services. Calls for service increased by nearly 25% from 2020 to 2021. Emergency responders requested TIP assistance 1,911 times in 2021. 

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Due to the drastic increase, a new volunteer training academy is planned for early February.

Information and inquiries can be made at www.tipoflasvegas.org/volunteer

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